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November 22, 2013

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) M&A landscape is booming this year.

Mergermarket has just released its global TMT Trend Report for Q1-Q3 of 2013.

Please see the full report HERE.

Some highlights include:

November 17, 2013

Companies, their customers, and their stakeholders cannot and will not tolerate an integration time frame of more than 12 months, period. If you can’t integrate in 12 months or less, forget it! Many companies consistently operate in the intuitive mode of “don’t rock the boat”, “let’s take our time with this and give the organization time to adjust,” “let’s get

November 13, 2013

Sleep to Succeed…..What?  That’s right, the evidence is in and all of us “Type A’s” or wannabees need to get at least one more hour of sleep each night to improve our effectiveness over time.  I know what you’re thinking -- “how can a person in M&A who is expected to put in 18-hour days running around with their hair on fire supposed to take sleep seriously?”  After all, we have come to worship the overachiever… not the sleeper.

November 12, 2013

by Mark Herndon, President of M&A Partners

Are You Getting Better at M&A?

November 10, 2013

To be successful in acquisitions and integrations, we strongly recommend that organisations focus on some key numbers. The first number to focus on is ‘70’, as in the Rule of 70/70. Up to 70 percent of acquisitions fail to increase shareholder value and 70 percent of the reason for this has to do with what acquirers do (or do not do) in the integration planning and execution phase.

November 3, 2013

Sleep to succeed…..What?  That’s right, the evidence is in and all of us “Type A’s” or wannabees need to get at least one more hour of sleep each night to improve our effectiveness over time.  I know what you’re thinking -- “how can a person in M&A who is expected to put in 18-hour days running around with their hair on fire supposed to take sleep seriously?”  After all, we have come to worship the overachiever… not the sleeper.

October 30, 2013

Is email dead?  Not even close.  It continues to be a common ground for organizations to facilitate communication, make decisions, and in the Microsoft Office world, schedule meetings with one another.  The integration of an acquired company’s e-mail is (….usually) standard operating procedure.

October 27, 2013

You’ve heard the old one-liner about the two things you never want to see being made. The first is sausage. The other is legislation. Or, in our case, M&A methodology. First, let’s define what we are talking about. When we say “M&A methodology” we are referring to how your organization does M&A. This is the overall deal